Oct 16

Rev Up for Formula One Racing

October is here, which means it’s time to get in gear for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, TX. Stay nearby at Hill Country Cottage and RV resort for a fun, fall getaway.

Hill Country - Formula 1The 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix will take place from Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas. Get geared up for some exciting, innovative motorsport action. Over 250,000 guests filled the Circuit of the Americas last year, making it one of the highest-attended F1 Grand Prix races of the year. Bigger is better in Texas, and our Formula 1 races are no exception!

Other events include a Ferrari Challenge, Ferrari Racing Cup, Mobil 1 Supercup and a pre-race parade. Visit the Grand Prix website for schedule and ticket information.

Race Over to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Book your October vacation now at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel near the Austin area. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Sep 02

Race Over to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

World-renown Formula 1 racing is coming to Austin, TX this fall, and you don’t want to miss it. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort in New Braunfels, just a short 45-minute drive from the race, for an affordable alternative to staying in an overcrowded hotel.

Screen shot 2014-08-29 at 10.30.02 AMThe 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix will take place Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, and is the most-watched motorsport in the world. There are 19 races in 19 countries, and the Grand Prix in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas is the only stop in the United States! Last year, over 250,000 guests filled the Circuit of the Americas, making it one of the highest-attended F1 Grand Prix races of 2013.

Stay for the whole weekend to catch the North American Ferrari Challenge, the Ferrari Racing Cup Challenge and the Porsche Mobil 1 supercup, the only Grand Touring race series to exclusively support F1. On Sunday your favorite drivers will take a lap in classic cars that have you reminiscing about the good ol’ days.

Show off your cowboy boots at the Texas Saloon Village featuring Western activities for all ages, or dance over to the Latin-themed Pachanga Villages. Grab a beer at the Sports Bar and enjoy some American football.

Wherever you look, there will be something to do!

A Great Alternative to a Hotel

Book your fall vacation now at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel near the Austin area. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Aug 18

Finalize Your Plans for Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is approaching and time is running out to make your vacation plans. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and catch Jared Blake and Rare Dog Band perform live.

Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 1.30.30 PMStay with us for Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29–31 and hear Rare Dog Band perform Saturday night, Aug. 30 and Jared Blake on Sunday night, Aug. 31.

Rare Dog Band offers a variety of music from blues, to rock to country, so there’s something for everyone.

Jared Blake is nationally recognized from The Voice, where he took the stage on Blake Shelton’s team and rose to stardom as a country artist.

Don’t miss these great concerts!

Book Now for Labor Day

Book your Labor Day vacation at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort now, as spots are filling up quickly. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Aug 12

Formula One Comes to Austin This Fall!

The most-watched, most-innovative motorsport in the world is coming to Austin, Texas, and Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is a great place to stay in nearby New Braunfels, Texas.

Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 11.03.08 AMThe 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix will take place from Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 in Austin, Texas at the Circuit of the Americas. This Texas-sized race will be the only Formula 1 stop in the United States, so you don’t want to miss it!

Last year 250,000 guests filled the Circuit of Americas, making it one of the highest-attended F1 Grand Prix races of the season. That’s because bigger is better in Texas!

The F1 race is not all! Come out for the final round of the North American Ferrari Challenge, the Ferrari Racing Cup Challenge on Friday. On Saturday, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will keep you captivated. And on Sunday, race back in time and watch the world’s best drivers take a lap in classic cars during the pre-race parade.

Local food and entertainment will be at every corner, and the Texas Saloon village will feature Western activities for all ages.

Don’t miss this thrilling event!

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Book your fall vacation now at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel near the Austin area. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Jul 15

Don’t Miss Live Music at Hill Country

Need to spruce up your playlist? Getting tired of hearing the same old thing? It’s time to come out and have a blast this summer at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort.

David Russell

July 11, 18, 25 at 7-10 p.m.

Grammy award winner David Russell will be taking the stage and serenading you with his chords. This classical guitarist is world-renowned for his musicianship.

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Pure Country – Ronnie Robinson

July 12 at 7-10 p.m.

Pure Country plays truly authentic country music; so don’t miss this chance to tap your boots.

Ken Parker

July 19 at 7-10 p.m.

Ken Parker is the leader of Texas Skyz Band, an acoustic group that adds their own flare to traditional songs. Ranging from bluegrass, classic country, gospel and the Beatles, they have great harmonization and stage presence.

Rare Dog Band

July 26 at 7-10 p.m.

Rare Dog plays a variety of music from blues, to rock to country. There’s something for everyone with Rare Dog Band!

Jam Out with Us

Book your weekend now so you don’t miss out on these concerts! Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Jun 16

Spotlight: NB Housing Partners

Did you know that in America on any given night there are approximately 643,067 people experiencing homelessness? 238,110 of those people are in families; 25% suffer from mental illness including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression; 17% are considered chronically homeless; 13% are fleeing domestic violence; and 12% are veterans. You may think that homelessness is only in larger cities but it touches smaller cities like New Braunfels more than you may realize.

In New Braunfels a non-profit organization called Connections offers a secure alternative to the “streets” for homeless, abused, or at-risk youth. Another successful example of helping the homeless is Green Doors in Austin, Texas. They are a non-profit organization that owns and manages 28 properties throughout Austin. They are serving more than 300 residents annually, which includes managing 50 rental assistance vouchers for low income households in Travis, Williamson and Burnet Counties. Through these opportunities Green Doors is able to serve a variety of people struggling with poverty and homelessness, including veterans, persons with disabilities, and single parent families.

In February 2013 a group of locals formed NB Housing Partners: a non-profit set out to build the first transitional living shelter for the homeless right here in New Braunfels. The organization hopes to provide short term housing solutions to both individuals and families who may be facing a housing crisis. Key directors of this organization include Kellie Stallings from the before mentioned Connections Individual and Family Services and seasoned real estate professional Bryan Kastleman. If you are interested in assisting in the efforts of the NB Housing Partners or know someone needing transitional housing please e-mail bkastle@kastleman.com.

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*Stats courtesy of www.greendoors.org.

 

May 15

Smaller Deals Gaining Big Momentum

According to the most recent Co-Star Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) that was published last month (April 2014) we are seeing the pricing for low-end properties gaining momentum. In fact smaller commercial real estate deals in secondary and tertiary markets saw their strongest annual gain this past February with a 15.7% jump. It appears both large and small investors alike are shifting their focus to lower quality, smaller commercial properties in non-prime markets.

 Although slight, the recent upswing of the economy might be the culprit in the low-end pricing momentum. Simply put, job creation is finally filling all those commercial vacancies we’ve been staring at for the past year or so.  These smaller markets are still feeling the pressure credit-wise; that combined with the rising rent trend makes now a good time for investors without credit barriers to invest in multi-family properties.

 One has to wonder though, the impact that having a few large investors buy up an entire smaller market will have. Back in 2012 we saw a similar trend in Southern California and in Nevada. Hedge fund investors owned at one time in Las Vegas 25% of all their real estate. While this tactic manipulated the market to report a peak, it didn’t last long. Writer Gary Anderson warns that such situations can “ruin” the real estate market in the long run, and that it is actually middle-class investors who can best compete in the multi-family housing market.

At Kastleman & Associates we happen to specialize in buying multi-family properties, mobile home and RV parks, and vacation rental properties throughout Texas. If you are a seller or broker and would like to discuss a potential property acquisition please contact me at bkastle@kastleman.com.commercial real estate blog bryan kastleman

Nov 19

Texas Mobile Home Parks On The Rise

With the acquisition, rehabilitation, and now management of the Hill Country RV Resort & Cottage Rentals community, Bryan Kastleman made a significant positive impact on the New Braunfels, Texas area. In addition, Kastleman & Associates, Inc. has assumed ownership and management of the Tejas Mobile Plaza in Austin. A 93 site mobile home community, this mobile home plaza offers lots for RVs as well as mobile home units and is conveniently located off of Highway 71 East.

Tejas Mobile Plaza in Austin managed by Bryan Kastleman

Tejas Mobile Plaza in Austin managed by Bryan Kastleman

The Tejas Mobile Plaza marks the fourth on the list of RV Parks and Mobile Home Communities owned and operated by Bryan Kastleman and his staff. By investing in the Austin community as well as the surrounding areas, the real estate company improves the value of not only the properties themselves but the city as well. Bryan Kastleman’s goal is to invest in and rehabilitate Texas RV & mobile home parks and other multi-family properties in order to increase their value, safety, and resident satisfaction.

Due to economic challenges, mobile home parks, multi-family dwellings, and other similar living situations are on the rise. Individuals and families see the advantages to living in a community setting with (often free) amenities and a lower rent than can be found elsewhere. Kastleman & Associates, Inc. works hard to create safe, welcoming communities for these families who may never have considered living in a mobile home or RV park before.

Cottages at the Hill Country RV Resort - Bryan Kastleman, Texas

Cottages at the Hill Country RV Resort – Bryan Kastleman, Texas

While it’s hard to know what the future holds, it’s clear that mobile home communities are here to stay. Thanks to Bryan Kastleman, they’re more friendly, safe, and inclusive than ever before. Stay tuned for more updates on improvements at the Tejas Mobile Plaza in Austin and other properties managed by Kastleman & Associates, Inc.

Nov 13

We’re in the News!

So fun we just had to share! Just recently, Bryan Kastleman was featured in an article in the Industry E-News for Campgrounds and RV Resorts. The article discusses the advantages to improving and expanding Texas RV parks and consulted Kastleman since he has rehabilitated and managed the Hill Country RV Resort & Cottage Rentals property (located in Texas) with such improvement this year.

The article can be viewed here: Industry E-News article featuring Bryan Kastleman from Austin, Texas

Nov 09

Austin, Texas Commercial Real Estate Investments

Most people are well aware that the real estate market in and around Austin, Texas has taken a hit over the course of the last decade. The Global Financial Crisis has had an impact on nearly every city in the country and Texas is not immune. That said, the Bryan Kastleman team of commercial real estate professionals has worked hard to stay both positive and profitable despite the economic downturn.

Kastleman & Associates, Inc. continues to invest in properties in and around Austin, TX that would otherwise go under-served and be poorly maintained. Through investment and commitment to supporting both managing agencies and tenants of the properties, Bryan Kastleman leads his team to not only improve the living situation for residents but make progress in the improvement of the Austin Commercial Real Estate Market.

Bryan Kastleman supports the Austin, TX Real Estate Market

Bryan Kastleman supports the Austin, TX Real Estate Market

In addition to professional real estate investments, Bryan Kastleman’s staff consistently provides other buyers with support and resources to engage in real estate transactions. A host of testimonials speak to the company’s professionalism and impeccable follow-through with both buying and selling contractual agreements.

“We have worked with Bryan Kastleman and Kastleman & Associates, Inc. on a number of projects. Bryan is extremely diligent and delivers as promised. We would not hesitate to buy, sell, or otherwise participate with him on future projects”
From a partner in California with whom Bryan Kastleman has worked for many years.

Austin properties old and new increase in value thanks to Bryan Kastleman's team.

Austin properties old and new increase in value thanks to Bryan Kastleman’s team.

Bryan Kastleman and his staff focus exclusively on the investment and management of RV parks, vacation rental, mobile home communities, and multi-family properties. The organization is dedicated to the purchase, management, and betterment of these specific real estate entities in Texas. In addition, the residents benefit greatly from Kastleman’s pro-tenant and guest service model with unparalleled resident satisfaction.

Kastleman & Associates, Inc. is proud to be part of the solution, making progress to combat the Global Financial Crisis and the impact it had in Texas. Bryan Kastleman’s mission includes serving residents as well as the city of Austin and New Braunfels with a positive community impact, supporting the economic stability and long-term sustainability as well.